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Phillip L. Clay considered for president of UMass system

Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75, who will be stepping down as Chancellor this spring, is a candidate for president of the University of Massachusetts system (UMass), according to the Boston Globe. A UMass presidential search committee will conduct a round of interviews with fewer than six candidates on Jan. 13, the Globe reported last Tuesday. Clay remains under consideration after a set of first-round interviews.

When Clay announced he was stepping down last November, he told the MIT community that he planned to go on sabbatical for a year before returning to MIT as a professor. The current UMass president, Jack Wilson, will leave his post on June 30. Clay declined to comment on this story.

—Jessica Pourian